James Maddison is poised to give Leicester a post-season boost by finalising a new contract worth £100,000-a-week at the King Power Stadium.
The midfielder’s five-year deal is expected to double his salary and is rewarded for two impressive seasons with the Foxes, in which he has scored 13 goals and had 10 assists in the Premier League.
Maddison’s new terms would take him closer to Leicester’s top earners and ensures the club will hang on to one of their top assets during the transfer window.
Manchester United have a long-term interest in Maddison and would have been able to offer Champions League football.
The 23-year-old is hopeful of rejoining his team-mates for pre-season training early next month despite undergoing minor hip surgery earlier in July, to cure a problem that restricted him to just two league starts since football resumed in June.
Maddison’s absence hurt Leicester greatly during the post-lockdown period and was a key factor in their failure to hang on to the top-four spot they had occupied for most of the campaign.
As a result, Brendan Rodgers’ team will miss out on Champions League prize money though they will compete in the Europa League.
Rodgers is keen to improve the squad before 2020-21 begins and Sportsmail understands the Leicester boss is keen to add a centre-back and a wide forward as a priority.
Rodgers wants greater goal threat from wide areas, with the Foxes still hugely reliant on the 33-year-old Jamie Vardy – the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner – in attack.